What’s The Carbon Footprint Of A Typical Thanksgiving?

Mike Berners-Lee may not be an expert on the American Thanksgiving. A native of the UK, he’s never actually had the pleasure of experiencing one. But as one of the world’s leading researchers on the carbon footprint of—well—everything (he even wrote a book subtitled “The Carbon Footprint of Everything”), he’s plenty familiar with the impacts of the foods that star in the traditional Thanksgiving Day spread. Read the full story here. 

 

Let’s Make History Together This Thanksgiving

This weekend, you and StoryCorps can preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend. Open to everyone, The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national assignment to engage people of all ages in the act of listening. All that is needed to participate is a smartphone and the StoryCorps mobile app.  

Ready to record? Choose someone you love to interview.

Let's Make History Together This Thanksgiving

This weekend, you and StoryCorps can preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend. Open to everyone, The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national assignment to engage people of all ages in the act of listening. All that is needed to participate is a smartphone and the StoryCorps mobile app.  

Ready to record? Choose someone you love to interview.

What I’m Watching – November 21, 2016 to December 4, 2016

As the TV Program Manager for WSKG, I watch a lot of videos.  Here on wskg.org, I'll share a glimpse at some of my favorite programs that WSKG will broadcast and video clips I think you should check out online. I hope you enjoy! And let me know what you think - tell us in the comments. -- Stacey

Weeks of November 21, 2016 to December 4, 2016
Airing now...

What I'm Watching – November 21, 2016 to December 4, 2016

As the TV Program Manager for WSKG, I watch a lot of videos.  Here on wskg.org, I'll share a glimpse at some of my favorite programs that WSKG will broadcast and video clips I think you should check out online. I hope you enjoy! And let me know what you think - tell us in the comments. -- Stacey

Weeks of November 21, 2016 to December 4, 2016
Airing now...

What Causes the Common Cold?

Design by Daniel Peterschmidt

Science Friday airs on WSQX Fridays 2-4 p.m.

The common cold is an unwelcome yet familiar visitor this time of year. But how much do we really know about it? The term “common cold” is actually a catch-all for several different families of viruses that give us cold-like symptoms. The most common type is a small RNA virus called a rhinovirus, made up of just 10 genes. Researchers think it most likely originated as an enterovirus, a virus most commonly found in the low pH environment of the human gut, that mutated and developed an affinity for the comfy moist confines of the nose and throat. So what about the elusive “cure” for the common cold?

New Series ‘Splash and Bubbles’ Premieres 11/23

SPLASH AND BUBBLES is designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the natural undersea world. Developed with an advisory panel of top marine biologists, digital innovators and educators, SPLASH AND BUBBLES is grounded in a marine biology curriculum that focuses on themes of diversity, individuality, interconnectedness and the celebration of learning and discovery. The series also introduces the concepts of ecological balance and the importance of taking care of the ocean. SPLASH AND BUBBLES follows the adventures of Splash, a yellow fusilier fish who has migrated all over the ocean before settling down in Reeftown, where he befriends Bubbles, a Mandarin dragonet whose vivid orange and electric blue coloring matches her colorful personality. Until Splash came along, Bubbles and most of the other Reeftown residents had no idea what lived beyond the cozy confines of their coral walls.

New Series 'Splash and Bubbles' Premieres 11/23

SPLASH AND BUBBLES is designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the natural undersea world. Developed with an advisory panel of top marine biologists, digital innovators and educators, SPLASH AND BUBBLES is grounded in a marine biology curriculum that focuses on themes of diversity, individuality, interconnectedness and the celebration of learning and discovery. The series also introduces the concepts of ecological balance and the importance of taking care of the ocean. SPLASH AND BUBBLES follows the adventures of Splash, a yellow fusilier fish who has migrated all over the ocean before settling down in Reeftown, where he befriends Bubbles, a Mandarin dragonet whose vivid orange and electric blue coloring matches her colorful personality. Until Splash came along, Bubbles and most of the other Reeftown residents had no idea what lived beyond the cozy confines of their coral walls.

Printable Program Guides for December 2016

We've stopped production and mailing of our Gamut program guide, preferring to put over $50,000 of annual resources directly into WSKG programs and services. For those who would prefer them, we provide these printable PDF guides. Radio Guide, WSKG and WSQX

WSKG HDTV condensed guide

WSKG DT-2, "World" condensed guide

WSKG DT-3, "Create" condensed guide

WSKG HDTV DAYTIME condensed guide

WSKG HDTV WEEKEND DAYTIME condensed guide

EXPANDED LISTINGS for WSKG HDTV

EXPANDED LISTINGS for WSKG DT-2, "World"

EXPANDED LISTINGS for WSKG DT-3, "Create"

Holiday programs, 2016

Holiday programs on WSKG TV
12/1 Thursday
8pm Expressions
Holiday Harmonies

9pm Masterpiece Classic
Downton Abbey, Series II - Part Seven
In the finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas. 12/3 Saturday
9:30pm Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas
Vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden and Meav Ni Mhaolchatha perform timeless holiday favorites. 12/8 Thursday
8:00 pm Expressions Holiday Harmonies

12/13 Tuesday
10pm Frontline
From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - Pax Romana/A Light To The Nations
Explores the life of Jesus and depicts on the origins of Christianity using historical evidence. 12/15 Thursday
8pm Expressions
Holiday Harmonies

12/16 Friday
10pm Lidia Celebrates America
Holiday for Heroes
Join host Lidia Bastianich for an unforgettable holiday special celebrating our veterans. 12/17 Saturday
6:30pm Let's Polka
John Steven's Doubleshot plays a holiday program (part 1 of 3) from WSKG

12/19 Monday
9pm Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Broadway star Laura Osnes and actor Martin Jarvis join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra.